What are Vanishing Prints?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Inspirations and Designing | No Comments

Today I thought I would briefly show you a technique that I use for many of my artworks on paper and fabric.  It is technically called deconstructed silkscreen, but I like to also refer to it as vanishing prints. I use the same thickened dye paste for these prints as I do for directly painting on fabric.  In the next few photos you can see the basic steps of applying the dye paste (either with an applicator or a brush, or both) to a silkscreen, and then when your image is dry, printing it.  Your image gradually vanishes each time you print.  And the best part, each print you make will be different!

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This sample shows the spiral design printed three times on the same paper.  The original colors of the image mingle with the clear dye paste to create a background color.

I love the element of surprise as well as the design challenges  of this unpredictable silkscreen process!

In my next posts I will share more about some of my techniques with vanishing prints on paper.

 

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